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Five Forms of Poetry with Mihku Paul:

  • Fairwinds Florist 5 Main Street Blue Hill, ME United States (map)

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Structure in poetry can be thought of as the house where the language lives.  Poetic forms can be useful when building a home for your thoughts, ideas and images. In this workshop we’ll take a look at five poetry forms, and discuss what makes them interesting. Forms included will be epistolary, triolet, sonnet, villanelle and an elegy.

Participants will be asked to choose a form and begin building a new poem.  Substantial time will be given for writing.

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MIHKU PAUL, a Maliseet, is an enrolled member of the Kingsclear First Nation in New Brunswick though she grew up in Maine, near Penobscot homeland, and lives now in Portland. Paul is a graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program. She created and produced a one-woman show for the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor titled Look Twice: The Waponaki in Image and Verse. The exhibit included 12 panels with poems that were paired with archival images of Waponaki people and culture, as well as her own graphic art. Her chapbook, 20th Century PowWow Playland (2012), continues to sell. Paul has taught creative writing at UNE and for an organization called Gedakina, which is dedicated to supporting a thriving and healthy indigenous culture in New England.  She has also worked as a teaching artist in Portland schools and as a storyteller for younger students.

To bring: writing materials

Location: Fairwinds Florist, upstairs (see address and map in sidebar.) Registration is required with a workshop fee of $35. If you have questions about this workshop you can email or call Blue Hill Books, (207) 347-5632.